Archive for October 2014

ARGO Mastermind Tony Mendez Announces Battle With Parkinson’s Disease, Support For Focused Ultrasound

Former CIA spymaster Tony Mendez spoke publicly for the first time about his battle with Parkinson’s disease in a special session at the Symposium. Tony and his wife, Jonna, addressed his Parkinson’s diagnosis, his recent deep brain stimulation treatment, and their hope that focused ultrasound might soon be a noninvasive treatment option for others suffering.…

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‘Argo’ hero Tony Mendez battling Parkinson’s

Tony Mendez in front of one of his paintings

The Washington Post – The first time I sat down to interview Tony and Jonna Mendez was in late 2012, not long after the movie “Argo” opened and propelled the retired CIA spies into fame after living a quiet life in retirement as artists. At their secluded red carriage house along a rocky road in the…

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